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After two Canadian Lynx killed in traps, rules immediately change for Maine trappers

| December 11, 2014

Immediate and important changes for trappers in the County – the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is asking for the removal of all above ground killer-type or foothold traps for the remainder of the season. “It’s fairly sudden, we’re trying to get the word out,” said Lieut. Thomas Ward of the Maine Warden […]

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Presque Isle Teen Dies After Canoe Capsizes on Echo Lake

| May 12, 2014

Tragedy over the weekend on Echo Lake. Game wardens recovered the body of a 19 year old Presque Isle man who died early Sunday morning after the canoe he was in capsized.” “It’s unfortunate, it’s tragic..that’s all I can say,” said lieutenant Thomas Ward of the Maine Warden Service. The call came in around two-thirty in […]

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A Drop In Snowmobile Registrations Could Result In Less Trails Next Season

| April 18, 2014

One of the big economic drivers in Aroostook County is snowmobiling.  Registration numbers for the state aren’t in yet, but the numbers are down, and this could have a significant impact on next season. About 80 to 90 thousand snowmobile registrations for the season in Maine used to be typical. In the last three years, Caribou […]

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Avoiding Alcohol When Riding…. Yes, But Ability And Knowledge Of Snowmobiling Is Also Critical To Safety

| February 11, 2014

With all of the snowmobile accidents Game Wardens dealt with this weekend, safety is certainly an issue they are wanting to emphasize.  But being responsible is one way to be safe…. The ability to ride is another. “Snowmobiling is fun and it attracts many tourists to the area, but it can dangerous and sometimes deadly. […]

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Several Charged in Wildlife Enforcement Case

| February 6, 2014

Wednesday evening, the Maine Warden Service executed six search warrants as a result of an ongoing investigation into illegal hunting activity in the town of Allagash. Five of the warrants were in Allagash and one was in Palermo. A number of suspects were charged with various hunting violations and two subjects were arrested and taken […]

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